verre

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Dutch[edit]

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verre

  1. Inflected form of ver

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French voirre most probably pronounced /vwɛr/, from Latin vitrum. Doublet of vitre.

The irregular evolution of /wɛ/ into /ɛ/ in this word is "early but normal after labials"; the influence of derivatives with an etymological first-syllable /ɛ/ may also be relevant. Compare François vs. Français.

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verre m ‎(plural verres)

  1. (usually uncountable) glass (substance)
    Verre de couleur.‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    1. symbol of fragility
      Ça casse comme le verre.‎ ― That breaks like glass.
    2. symbol of transparency
      Une maison de verre.‎ ― A house of glass.
  2. (countable) Object in this substance
    1. (optics) glass
      Des verres de lunettes.‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    2. lens
      des verres grossissants.‎ ― magnifying lenses
    3. glass (drinking vessel)
      Un verre en cristal.‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    4. its content
      On va boire un verre?‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Latin[edit]

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verre

  1. ablative singular of verrēs

Middle English[edit]

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Old French verai

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verre ‎(superlative verrest)

  1. true

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:verre.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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From Old Norse verri

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verre

  1. worse; comparative of vond
  2. comparative of ille
  3. comparative of ond

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